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Description - Lapsing Into a Comma by Bill Walsh

No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the "AP Stylebook". However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the "Washington Post"'s business desk, addresses these shortcomings in "Lapsing into a Comma". In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudge only way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780809225354
ISBN-10: 0809225352
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 180mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Contemporary Books Inc
Publisher: Contemporary Books Inc
Publish Date: 22-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh is the copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk. He also runs a website,, where he answers questions about style and grammar.

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